More than a dozen women showed up outside Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s San Francisco home with curlers in their hair and hung blow dryers in the trees outside to show their outrage over the House Speaker’s visit to a salon as shops across the city and state were shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic.
“What she has done is a slap the face of not just a salon owner but every woman, every man, every person who’s unemployed in the state of California who has lost their jobs and lost their livelihoods, many of whom are my friends,” one of the protesters told KRON-TV Thursday.
Pelosi – who was not wearing a mask – was caught on video getting her hair done last Monday – even as salons across California are only allowed to do business outdoors.
The Speaker claimed she was “set up” by the salon’s owner who allegedly told her she was allowed to have one customer at a time in the shop.
The owner of eSalon, Erica Kious, denied she tricked Pelosi.
“In fact, not only did I not set her up, her assertion that she is a victim and set up is totally false and outrageous,”Kious said.
President Trump pounced on Pelosi’s allegation that she was setup.
“Crazy Nancy Pelosi said she was ‘set up’ by the beauty parlor owner when she improperly had the salon opened (and didn’t wear a MASK!),” Trump tweeted Thursday. “Does anyone want a Speaker of the House who can be so easily SET UP?”
At the White House press briefing last week, press secretary Kayleigh McEnany played the Pelosi security tape on a loop.
“Apparently the rules do not apply to speaker Nancy Pelosi. She wants small businesses to stay shut down but only reopen for her convenience. Do as I say not as I do, says Nancy Pelosi,” McEnany said.